Tomas Soucek was ecstatic with his last 90th minute winner against Everton and, despite conceding that Areola saved them, believes that West Ham deserved all three points.

Since the last season at Upton Park, West Ham have managed to turn Goodison Park into a place they despised visiting into one of their favourite away days. Over the past 8 seasons, they’ve managed to win 4 league games there – they have only ever won 12 games at the Toffees’ ground throughout their entire history.

The hosts took the advantage through Beto, but Zouma equalised just minutes later. Right up until the 90th minute, the game was on a knife’s edge, with the result still able to go anyone’s way. Thankfully, Tomas Soucek was able to secure his 5th late winner of the season in injury time, before Alvarez killed the game off in the 95th minute.

Unsurprisingly, the Czech was delighted with his sensational finish and admitted that: “It is one of the best goals I have scored. Hopefully the fans will vote for me in the Goal of the Month!”

“I just wanted to shoot on target and there wasn’t a lot of space because Mykolenko was in front of me, so I wanted to go by him and it was a great goal,” he explained to “I enjoyed it with the fans. It’s probably the first yellow card I’ve had in my career for a celebration, but I knew it was the 90th minute and the winning goal, so I wanted to celebrate it with the fans.”

However, as mentioned, it was far from an easy game for the Hammers and it was largely thanks to goalkeeper Alphonse Areola that they was able to walk away with all three points. “Before the game, I said it would be a tough one, with lots of fighting for the first ball, the second ball, and it was like that. I have to say a lot about ‘Phonse, he saved us in many aspects, and then in the last ten minutes it was up and down [the pitch] and we were more lucky,” the midfielder stated, adding “I think with our attitude, we deserved to win.”

It seems like West Ham have finally turned their awful start to 2024 around, but Soucek doesn’t want to stop there. “We’ve said it many times that we [were going through] a tough time and we couldn’t find a way how to win. But now it’s two games and two wins in the Premier League and that’s always great because it’s so difficult to do it.”

“Now we have four games until the international break, so we all look forward to the Europa League and we’ll go for it with the confidence, with the attitude we did today. Hopefully we’ll take it into the next game as well.”